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Key Facts

  • Format: Abstract and index, Full Text, Text+Graphics
  • Media: Electronic/Online
  • Coverage Dates: 1874-Current
  • Sources Covered: 130 international music journals
  • MARC Records: Yes

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IIMP Full Text is a music journal resource with more than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to current, covering the scholarly to the popular.

IIMP Full Text is an unrivalled resource for music research. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 440 international music periodicals, plus full text for 130 journals. No other individual resource has comparable index-plus-full text coverage.

The database currently includes over 600,000 article records, the majority of which index the most recent eight years of publication. Around 200,000 index records in IIMP Full Text are from the backfile (up to 1995) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run, some starting as early as 1874.

IIMP Full Text includes current full text articles from a range of publications and this new version of the site includes substantially more full text. As well as additional current coverage - both extended coverage and new full text titles - it also contains backfile full text content from the first published issue for a number of core music journals.

IIMP Full Text covers a comprehensive range of subject areas in both scholarly and popular music journals ranging from International Journal of Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Education Journal and Musical Times to Rock and Rap Confidential and Rolling Stone. Articles examine the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition. You can find articles on a diverse array of musical genres, from the liturgical chants of medieval monks to the eclectic sounds of contemporary alternative rock musicians.

IIMP Full Text is a dynamic database, with content added on a monthly basis. It is also regularly updated with new functionality and features.

IIMP Full Text provides many other benefits to music librarians, bibliographers, researchers, teachers, and students:

-Currency--IIMP Full Text has the most current records.

-Abstracts--Every citation from 1996 forward contains an abstract.

Extensive backfile – Only IIMP has such an extensive, backfile from as early as 1874 for indexed titles available electronically. In addition, over 30 titles are indexed from first issue to last.

Full-Text Backfiles – IIMPFT offers 12 key music titles from first issue to current.

Music Education – Strong coverage, including full-text coverage of music education.

Music Performance – searches may be limited to reviews (selecting positive, negative, or no opinion reviews) or reviews may be excluded in searches.

All types of music covered—IIMP offers unmatched access to all types of music and styles, from Rolling Stone to Early Music, including many key full-text titles in all categories.

New! IIMP Full Text may now be cross-searched with the International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA), which includes many important titles to music researchers.  IIPA covers musical theatre and film music, as well as offers the complete picture of research for many composers, performers, and works.  The cross-searching is available through a portal site, Music and Performing Arts Online, which is available for free for subscribers of both resources.

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